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Obama to make in-person pitch for 2016 Olympics

September 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama to make in-person pitch for 2016 Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will travel to Denmark to support Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, projecting the highest-ever White House profile in lobbying for the international event.

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, told The Associated Press Monday morning that Obama will leave Thursday and join his wife, Michelle, in Copenhagen, where they’ll make the pitch to the International Olympic Committee. Obama would be the first U.S. president to actually appeal in person to the International Olympic Committee for an Olympics event.

The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Copenhagen to select a host city for the 2016 Summer Games. Chicago faces tough competition from Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo.

The White House later formally announced the trip, saying that Obama and his wife “will both make presentations to the IOC during Friday’s session. They will discuss why Chicago is best to host the 2016 Summer Games, and how the United States is eager to bring the world together to celebrate the ideals of the Olympic movement.” The IOC is scheduled to decide the site on Friday.

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Obama to make in-person pitch for 2016 Olympics

Barack Hussein Obama is taking a vacation to Copenhagen, Denmark, using Air Force 1, and all of the logistics nightmare that entails, all the power of the office of President, and doing it on the taxpayers dime, on the pretense of lobbying for Chicago to be awarded host status for the 2016 Olympics. Obama is hoping that the payoffs, kickbacks and usual Chicago corruption will filter back into his retirement fund without being discovered.

There, I rewrote the opening paragraph and told it truthfully. :P

“President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama symbolize the hope, opportunity and inspiration that makes Chicago great, and we are honored to have two of our city’s most accomplished residents leading our delegation in Copenhagen,” Mayor Richard M. Daley said in a statement. “Who better to share with members of the International Olympic Committee the commitment and enthusiasm Chicago has for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement than the President and First Lady.”

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That Richard M. Daley is a hoot huh? :P

The president had held off on announcing a trip to Copenhagen, saying his first priority was the ongoing debate in Washington over health care reform. But aides said the president determined that his trip wouldn’t take away from that process. The legislation is a signature piece of his domestic policy agenda and negotiations on Capitol Hill have been contentious.

He figures, “What the hell, I’m losing anyway, might as well milk this for all it’s worth, maybe Michelle can wear another one of those dresses that the Conservatives like to make fun of…”

But with heads of state representing Rio and Madrid already scheduled to attend the IOC meeting Friday, Chicago’s bid organizers had hoped Obama would make an in-person appeal.

Here’s a novel idea, if Chicago wants Obama to go on their behalf, maybe Chicago needs to PAY for it. Just sayin’… :?

At the rate he’s going, Obama may very well be Douchebag of the Week, every week, for a long time to come. :mrgreen:

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23 Responses to “Obama to make in-person pitch for 2016 Olympics”

  1. comment number 1 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Yes, the Hopey/Changey guy can make a trip to Copenhagen in an attempt to fill the cash coffers of his corrupt Chicago buddies, but he can’t sit down on the satellite and have a conference with his General in Afghanistan!!! My HIS PRIORITIES are soooo IMPRESSIVE, doncha think!!!!! I won’t even say what I’m thinking!

  2. comment number 2 by: Margaret

    I just want to SCREAM!!! Every week this moron does something new to undermine our Country. I may be wrong, but I have never heard of a President of the US ever lobby for Olympics before. Then again I don’t think we have ever had one hate this Country so much either. Can we just not let this moron back in our Country? Let Denmark have him. We don’t want him. Meanwhile we have soldiers in Afghanistan who need some direction from this idiot people call President.
    HoosierArmyMom I think I am thinking the same thing as you!

  3. comment number 3 by: Vigilante

    You betcha, that Daly is a foot stompin, knee slappin kinda
    guy.

    I’d like to ask…….isn’t there an extra wide seat on Air Force 1. WHY, does hussien fuckwadi have to meet her there?

    Why the hell can’t she ride with him? I suppose she’s having to go shopping before hand for new shoes and a purse. Seems that I always seen Laura Bush getting off AF! with George.

  4. comment number 4 by: BobF

    Obama’s thug friends in Chicago will make millions if they get the Olympics.

    Has our fearless leader been to the Southeast yet to visit the flooded areas? It’s been pretty bad there and people have died so I would think he would pay a visit. After all, they wanted to crucify Bush for taking so long to visit New Orleans.

  5. comment number 5 by: Silver Fox

    Let’s say it like it is—this dummy, this fool, this idiot, is nothing, nothing but a black Chicago pimp who is using Air Force One as his elongated black car with its fur-lined seats to peddle his wares to dumb whitey on the street conners of the world. And just like the black Chicago pimp he never works—-but what the hell, he has never worked.

  6. comment number 6 by: Kate

    Jeez, SF….now I have a mental image of Air Force One with spinners.

  7. comment number 7 by: hardheadedtexan

    Go Obama Go!!!!

    He just wants to sign up for the Spear Chunkin Event. Those Kenyan’s are very athletic.

    He is the first to do this, the first to do that, I wish he’d be the 1st president to clean out his desk and go back to his real country. Kenya.

    Barf.

  8. comment number 8 by: BobF

    SF and Kate, here you go. The newly modified AF One.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZJOb6OtLpQ

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    Damn Bob… I couldn’t understand a damn word they were saying but the expressions said it all… :twisted:

  10. comment number 10 by: Kate

    Yeah…what he said. Heh. I listened to it….God help me….twice, and I understood maybe 1 word in 50, and I’m not too sure about those. LOL

  11. comment number 11 by: Silver Fox

    Little off topic but I’ll share this video about the children’s recent praise of Obama in school:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSXGL_y31D4

  12. comment number 12 by: Silver Fox

    HHT, the Kenyan’s are very poor spear chuckers, thats why they have learned to run so fast —their spears often miss the Lion and the slowest runner not only loses the race but……..

  13. comment number 13 by: TexasFred

    Silver Fox, I just dropped a link to The Grouch on Fred’s Faves.. I have been blogging buddies with his much better half for a long time, I am glad to see this, I was LMAO… :D

  14. comment number 14 by: Silver Fox

    Yea, I been buddies with Debbie ever since my blogging began, the Doc(Grouch) is one of a kind. Not sure I would like to run into him in the ER room however, Ha!

  15. comment number 15 by: hardheadedtexan

    Silver Fox, we all know that Obama will find a way to cheat to win. ;) So what happens to the winner? :) Cheetah eats the winner?

  16. comment number 16 by: Right Truth

    But Obama has no time for the military, no time to send more troops to Afghanistan to help our military already there, no time for National Prayer Day, but time to host a Ramadan dinner in the White House for Muslims.

    (p.s. The Grouch (hubby) is a lot like you are, that same attitude.)

  17. comment number 17 by: TexasFred

    Debbie, Grouch and I are even more alike than that, I get some AWFUL gas too… :P

  18. comment number 18 by: Katie

    To cure that flatulence Fred, head over to the nearest gathering of Conservatives.

    It would be a hoot if Rio got the Olympics instead of Chicago. I am rooting for Rio (S. America has never hosted an Olympics), can you imagine the swimming competition with the mandatory Brazilian swimsuit.

  19. comment number 19 by: HoosierArmyMom

    I think I am picking up on some “Angry Mob”" vibes here in Texas Fred’s world and I’m laughing my arse off!!!

    Air Force 1 will be just the tip of the iceberg as far as “pimped out” goes. Obambi is planning on “pimping out our Constitution” too!!!

    And yes Margaret, I do think we are “channeling the same evil thoughts”. I get that way when I feel the disrespect for our troops that the liberals have demonstrated for YEARS!!! Thank God for the Oath Keepers! I point every service member, police and fireman I meet to their site!

  20. comment number 20 by: Always On Watch

    BHO is a media whore. He is showboating.

    Clearly, BHO is not fit to be President of the United States of America!

  21. comment number 21 by: HoosierArmyMom

    And many mental health professionals will back you up AOW. He may well go down in history as the most unqualified, mentally sick POTUS to ever occupy the Oval Office!!!

  22. comment number 22 by: minuteman26

    Per Glenn Beck Show this AM. The company Valerie Jarrett was employed by prior to the election owns the land on which the proposed Olympics are to be held. Obama and his BFF are just doing a little prior planning and arm twisting. Corruption at its finest.

  23. comment number 23 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    Maybe you should rename the award the “Barack Obama commemorative Douchebag of the Week.” That may be the only way you can still honor Barack Obama while choosing another douchebag to honor every week.